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January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016
Notorious murderer Pietro Maso has revealed to the press his communication with Francis
January 21, 2016
The slow-motion schism of the Anglican Communion does appear to be a cautionary tale
January 21, 2016
Sneak a peak at this week's magazine
January 21, 2016
The Holy Father broke convention in 2013 when he washed women prisoners' feet
January 21, 2016
The hard-charging billionaire has revolutionised American politics while hardly spending a dime. But he is surprisingly elliptical about his Christian faith
January 21, 2016
Poll reveals decline of religion in Britain Nearly half of people in Britain say they have no religion, according to a YouGov survey. The survey found that 46 per cent of adults of all backgrounds had no religion, up from 37 just three years ago, while 42 per cent of people said they were Christian. Pray
January 21, 2016
Sunday schools may have to be registered with the Government and could be inspected by Ofsted under new Government proposals which have the backing of the bishops’ education body. The Evangelical Alliance urged Christians “to speak out against new proposals that could limit the Church’s ability to teach children traditional biblical principles and absolute claims of
January 21, 2016
Catholic bishops on a solidarity visit to the “forgotten” Christians of the Middle East have called for new peace efforts to resolve conflicts tearing apart the troubled region. They also highlighted the ongoing plight of Iraqi Christian refugees who face another winter of displacement, 18 months after fleeing persecution by ISIS militants. “They want a future
January 21, 2016
What should the thoughtful Catholic make of presidential candidate Donald Trump? Love him? Loathe him? Laugh at him? Or gaze in awe at his ageless hair? Somewhere, buried deep inside it, Raquel Welch is probably battling a dinosaur. In the middle of a rally last year, Trump invited a woman onto the stage to prove
January 21, 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has proposed a fixed date for Easter Sunday. Earlier this week, Archbishop Welby announced that Anglican leaders would join talks with other church leaders to fix the date for the first time in 2,000 years. At the moment, Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday following
January 21, 2016
✣ Highlights from the week online The Googling Pope Pope Francis’s meeting with Google executive Eric Schmidt was “nothing short of extraordinary”, according to Rocco Palmo over at his blog Whispers in the Loggia, as business people normally can only meet the Pope at his general audience or as part of a group being received
January 21, 2016
✣ Cardinal says there is a Vatican ‘gay lobby’ What happened? Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga said there was a “gay lobby” in the Vatican. The Honduran newspaper El Heraldo asked the cardinal whether there had been an “infiltration of the gay community in the Vatican”. Cardinal Rodríguez replied: “Not only that, also the Pope said there
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